The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film  |   Release Date - Jun 25, 1959 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In The Giant Gila Monster, most of the plot is given over to a group of hot-rod enthusiasts, headed by nice-guy Chace Winstead (Don Sullivan), who sometimes breaks into song. Before long, the titular gila monster, which is just that -- a real gila monster -- is lumbering about on miniaturized sets terrorizing the community, killing at random, knocking over trains and barns, and in general making a nuisance of itself. When the monster threatens to devour Chace's kid sister, he attempts to dispatch the beast with a hot rod full of nitroglycerin. The Giant Gila Monster was originally released on a double bill with The Killer Shrews.

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gila-monster, giant, lizard, teenagers, monster, missing, murder, hot-rod